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New Tennessee Titan, Former Pitt Football Star Rashad Weaver Charged With Simple Assault

By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) -- A former Pitt football star has been charged with assault on the same weekend he was drafted into the NFL.

Court documents indicate Rashad Weaver is facing a count of simple assault.

Police say back on April 18 Weaver punched a pregnant woman after an argument at the Foxtail Bar on the South Side. The woman later told police she had to receive treatment at a local hospital for a concussion she sustained.

Weaver was back home in Florida this weekend as he was drafted by the Tennessee Titans.

He has a court date back here in Pittsburgh on October 5.

A statement from his attorney reads: "The allegations against my client, Rashad Weaver, are completely false and reckless. Mr. Weaver takes these charges very seriously, and we look forward to clearing his good name. Without question and without hesitation, we deny Rashad punched anyone, especially a woman. We intend to conduct a full investigation of these charges, and intend to pursue all legal remedies available to Rashad."

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